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Dealing with garden drainage--clay soil.

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:40

Hi Des lovely to hear from you a year later. We have been under water for most of the winter too, my lawn is ruined. My dear hubby had to knock holes in the stone wall to let the water out. 

You could try digging in manure and fine gravel into your garden to improve the drainage a bit more. It's good that you have worms they will love a bit of manure too!

Filling raised beds

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 14:22

Good luck Andy in this weather! 

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:18

We have had some monsters too this year!  I let them seed where they are then see what germinates and move them in the spring when I am doing my daffodil deadheading. I find they transfer better then as the ground is warming and the frosts are not as hard. Never had much luck with growing them from seed they either shrivel  or go mouldy


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:10

I remove brown leaves and spray every 2 weeks with rose fungal/ black spot spray . They are never pretty at the base so always planted at the back of the border. I dont think this can help the problem as air circulation is worse at the back of the border but it's the best I have come up with. The rust has not spread to my roses so I think it must be a different fungus

miniture roses

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:25

We used loads of mini roses for table centres at our wedding last July.  Afterwards we planted a lot in the garden they have all come up this year much stronger than last year. They take a while to acclimatise but yours should be ok outside. 

Pond not going swimmingly...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:01

They work a bit but you will still need some circulation. Try not to put the bucket in full sun, the algae will thrive on lots of light. 

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:57

The second generation one is also crap. My first one exploded after a few gos,. Took it back and paid more to upgrade to the second generation which also has exploded. 

Pond not going swimmingly...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:50

You need something   to aerate the water . A small fountain  or you can buy a air pump and air stone quite cheaply. Just water in a bucket with no movement will just go stagnant


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:47

Thanks Land girl 


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:38

Any idea what soil jasmine likes, acid, ericaceous,  neutral alkaline etc?

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